David Vaught

David Vaught

Real Name:
David Allen Vaught
American bassist recording engineer and producer.

11.27.48 -- 3.20-13

Engineer, producer, musician and arranger David Vaught passed away on March 20th from pancreatic cancer.

David began playing the bass and electric guitar when he was eleven. He recorded an album with the Renegades on Crescendo Records when he was thirteen. He later recorded with the band "Rosebud" featuring the vocals of Judy Henske which released an album on Reprise records. During the 70's he went on to record with such notable artists as Tom Waits and Roger McGuinn and worked on many records as a bass guitarist with producer, collaborator and longtime friend Jerry Yester including records by Aztec II Step and Billy Mernit.

He recorded and co-produced records for The Association (for whom he was the musical director during the 70's) and produced and engineered many records out of his studios in Thousand Oaks California including platinum albums by Toad The Wet Sprocket and Primitive Radio Gods. He recorded albums for Randy Chance, John Henry Raskin, Brad Nack and many records for producer/songwriter Marvin Etzoini including his solo effort "Marvin's Country" (album of the week BBC). He was also the founding member of the seminal California band The Flaming Pitts whom he produced and engineered in the early 70's.

In the mid 80's he conceived, recorded and produced the Jon Wayne "Texas Funeral" album on which he also wrote the material, played and "sang". He was accompanied by "Jimbo" (Jim Goodall) who played the drums. The group was expanded to include "Ernest Bovine" (Doug Livingston) and "Billy Bob" (Bruce Rhodewalt) who was later replaced by Timmy Turlock (Tommy Spurlock). It has since become a "cult classic"
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David Vaught Discography


PHILO CD PH 1177 David Olney David Olney - High, Wide And Lonesome(CD, Album) Philo, Rounder Records PHILO CD PH 1177 US 1995 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Rosebud (3) Rosebud (3) - Rosebud (Album) Reprise Records, Straight US 1971 Sell This Version
Aztec Two-Step Aztec Two-Step - Aztec Two-Step (Album) Elektra US 1972 Sell This Version
UAS-5646 Rob Reiner Rob Reiner - Peter & The Wolf: A Contemporary Version In A New Translation(LP) United Artists Records UAS-5646 US 1972 Sell This Version
Roger McGuinn The Water Is Wide and 3 more… Roger McGuinn - Roger McGuinn (Album) Columbia Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
LSP-4804 Jane Getz Gonna See If The Madam's In Jane Getz - No Ordinary Child(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-4804 US 1973 Sell This Version
Brian And Brenda* Beautiful Lie Brian And Brenda* - Supersonic Lover (Album) The Rocket Record Company UK 1977 Sell This Version
Gene Parsons Why You Been Gone So Long Gene Parsons - Melodies (Album) Sierra Records (3) Italy 1979 Sell This Version
T-7994 Mikael Hagström Go For The Throat Mikael Hagström - Running Before The Wind(7", Single) Sonet T-7994 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
AP 024 Greg Harris Greg Harris - Electric(LP, Album) Appaloosa AP 024 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
471269 4, 01-471269-30 Roger McGuinn My New Woman and 5 more… Roger McGuinn - Born To Rock And Roll(Cass, Comp, Dol) Legacy, Columbia, Columbia 471269 4, 01-471269-30 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
7 72582-2 Marvin* Can't Cry Hard Enough Marvin* - The Mandolin Man(CD, Album) Regional Records 7 72582-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
none Peter M. Klimes* Peter M. Klimes* - Forged In The Flame(CD, Album) Not On Label none US 1992 Sell This Version
SCD4096 Sneaky Pete Kleinow Sneaky Pete Kleinow - The Legend & The Legacy(CD, Album) Shiloh Records SCD4096 US 1994 Sell This Version
DR 0002 Tammy Rogers & Don Heffington Tammy Rogers & Don Heffington - In The Red (CD) Dead Reckonings DR 0002 US 1995 Sell This Version
PHILO CD PH 1177 David Olney David Olney - High, Wide And Lonesome(CD, Album) Philo, Rounder Records PHILO CD PH 1177 US 1995 Sell This Version
Primitive Radio Gods Skin Turns Blue Primitive Radio Gods - Rocket (Album) Columbia, Ergo Records (2) US 1996 Sell This Version
CD 1204 David Olney David Olney - Real Lies(CD, Album) Philo CD 1204 US 1997 Sell This Version
Mike Ireland & Holler Graveyard Song Mike Ireland & Holler - Learning How To Live (Album) Sire, Sub Pop Ireland 1998 Sell This Version
Primitive Radio Gods Fading Out Primitive Radio Gods - White Hot Peach (Album) What Are Records? Australia 2001 Sell This Version
Rick Danko Twilight Rick Danko - Cryin' Heart Blues Other Peoples Music Inc Canada 2005 Sell This Version
MVG2678 Ramsay Midwood Ramsay Midwood - Popular Delusions & The Madness Of Cows(CD, Album) Farmwire MVG2678 US 2006 Sell This Version
NMR 0240 Marvin Etzioni Marvin Etzioni - Marvin Country!(2xCD, Album) Nine Mile Records NMR 0240 US 2012 Sell This Version
OVCD-246 Jerry Yester Jerry Yester - Pass Your Light Around(CD, Album) Omnivore Recordings OVCD-246 US 2017 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Various Texas Funeral Various - From Dusk Till Dawn: Music From The Motion Picture (Comp, Album) Epic Soundtrax Poland 1996 Sell This Version